Savills | Fore Street, Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JW | Property for sale
5,181 sq ft(481.33 sq m)
Guide price £1,125,000

Fore StreetEvershot, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Situated close to the centre of Evershot with an excellent range of facilities
  • Handsome stone village property thought to date back to the 16th century
  • Charming period features including dining hall with flagstone floor and Hamstone fireplace
  • Planning permission granted for new kitchen extension
  • Coach House with one bedroom annexe (potential for separate office or rental opportunity)
  • Beautiful mature gardens with orchard and kitchen garden

Fine listed Grade II village property and coach house with annexe set within beautiful mature gardens in the heart of this most attractive of villages.

About this property

  • Beech House is a most handsome stone village property under a thatched roof and is justifiably listed Grade II as being of architectural interest. The house is thought to date back to the 16th century and forms part of this most attractive of street scene, attached on one side to another stone property. Beech House is understood to have featured in the film Emma by Jane Austen, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and there are some charming period features including a dining hall with flagstone floor and Hamstone fireplace, sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, drawing room with open fireplace and marble surround some working shutters and some exposed ceiling timbers. In addition listed building consent has recently been acquired to provide a new kitchen space in the laundry/store and tack room.

    The house is approached from this charming village street via a private drive which sweeps round to the rear and also leads to a pretty detached former Coach House providing garaging on the ground floor with steps leading to the first floor studio apartment, comprising open plan sitting room/kitchen, bedroom and en suite bathroom. The gardens are major feature at Beech House; immediately to the rear of the property is a stone terrace and level lawn with mature shrubs and plants and a brick path leads past the stables, store and Coach House to the lower lawn and the magnificent Beech tree which gives the property its name. The lower lawn leads down to a brook at the bottom of the property and on the western boundary is a further area of garden in use as an orchard and kitchen garden.

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As the name would suggest it really does have a magnificent Beech Tree

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Beech House is situated close to the centre of this most picturesque village, a designated Conservation Area and with an excellent range of facilities including a well supported post office and village store, The Acorn public house and Summer Lodge a five star Hotel.
  • Evershot was immortalized in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbevilles and is surrounded by land owned by Ilchester Estates, the seat of which is Melbury Park, just to the north of the village.
  • The county town of Dorchester, the Abbey town of Sherborne and the Georgina market town of Bridport all lie within easy reach by car and provide an excellent variety of shopping, recreational, educational and cultural facilities.
  • The A303 can be joined at Sparkford with access to London and the Home Counties and there is a mainline railway station to London Waterloo available from both Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil Junction. The area is well served for independent and state schools.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the south head north on the A37 between Dorchester and Yeovil and take the left hand turning signposted to Evershot, Holywell, Summer Lodge Hotel and Acorn Inn. Proceed for about one mile and into Evershot village and the property is located on Fore Street just opposite the village store.
  • EPC Exempt